The Carolina Hurricanes made some moves today by placing a goaltender on waivers, claiming another, and also making a trade.
The Hurricanes claimed goaltender Anton Forsberg off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers today. Forsberg was with the Hurricanes organization for the entire 2019-20 season, playing mainly in the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers, where he posted a .905 save percentage in 27 games. By claiming him, the Hurricanes will have Forsberg on their roster.
The team also placed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic on waivers, meaning there’s a decent chance another team could claim him. It seems like somewhat of an odd decision that Forsberg was chosen as the third goalie over Nedeljkovic.
Defenseman Joakim Ryan was also placed on waivers yesterday and he did clear.
Lastly, the Hurricanes made a trade. Carolina acquired defenseman Max Lajoie from the Ottawa Senators, in exchange for forward Clark Bishop. This is a win for the Hurricanes, as far as I’m concerned. Lajoie is entering the final year of his entry-level contract and has played a total of 62 NHL games across two seasons, scoring 15 points. He’s just 23 years old and carries more upside than Clark Bishop.
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Here’s today’s poll question (results and discussion will be posted in a future article):
Do you think the Hurricanes made the right decision by claiming Anton Forsberg and waiving Alex Nedeljkovic?